Uniting in Prayer
Sunday 28 May begins Uniting in Prayer – 26 days of prayer across the whole Uniting Church. All who call the Uniting Church home are invited to take part between Pentecost Sunday and the 46th Uniting Church Anniversary on 22 June.
Uniting in Prayer comes in the middle of the national Act2 Project which is currently grappling with the ferment and change we are experiencing as the Uniting Church, like many other Christian communities around the world. As we seek to discern the outlines of our future life, this is a chance to pause, holding our Church before God and upholding each other in love and prayer.
We have been invited to pray for 2 congregations during the 26 days of prayer – check out the Uniting in Prayer Prayer Chain.
You can also sign up for Uniting in Prayer.

COVID Update
With the change in seasons, Victoria is currently experiencing a rise in infections from COVID-19 and other viruses. At BUC we want to remind people of the COVID Safe plans we have in place to protect the vulnerable among us.  Catch up on the email sent 18/5.

News on a Voice to Parliament Article #9
Register for the UCA Information session to be held on 1st June during Reconciliation Week.

Singing for Sunday
On Thursday nights in June, you are invited to join some singing workshops at church, led by Natalie Sims, from 7:30pm-8:30pm.

Working Bee – Join the fun on Sunday
The Property Committee is hosting a working bee after worship on 28th May and the Community Team is hosting lunch (A1 Bakery pastries and fruit platters) after the Working Bee.  Sounds like a fun day!!!  Bring along your gardening tools and/or cleaning equipment to join in the fun of working together and sharing a meal.  Questions or RSVP to Ray Cameron, 0407 883 654.

AGM, Annual Reports & Lunch
The Annual General Meeting  will be held after worship on Sunday 4th June.  The agenda will include the presentation of the Olive Harvest, election of Elders and Congregation Office bearers and other updates..  After the meeting everyone is invited to stay on for lunch.  Please let Saide know if you can provide a pot of soup or buy some rolls for lunch.  Help with setting up, serving and cleaning up after lunch is also welcome.

Nominate for Synod 2023
The 2023 Synod Meeting We belong to the Day will be held from 18 – 21 November 2023 at Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill.  Any confirmed UCA member can nominate to attend.  Adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, gender, ability, sexuality, lay or ordained are encouraged to attend.  Find out more here – UPDATED from last week.

Climate Action

Read about:  Last chance to respond to the Synod Net Zero paper, ‘Electrify everything in May’ with the Meri-bek Council and NAB is banking climate failure – Melbourne NAB HQ Report Drop

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Environment page. Learn about the some of the ways we care for our environment.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com

Featuring:  #UnitinginPrayer, Living unity at Living Faith, What makes Christian Unity important?, National Reconciliation Week, President’s Conference,  and more …

Featuring:  Our Church unites in prayer, Voice conversations, SNAP to it,  Intergenerational growth, and more …

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